C program to find length of string using strlen function

using strlen() function, we can find the length of a string.




size_t strlen(char *);

Argument

strlen function takes an string(char *) argument.

strlen function return type

It will return an unsigned int which is the length of a given string.

string.h

strlen function is defined in string.h library.




Program

Example

#include<stdio.h>
#include<string.h>

int main()
{
    char name[20]="Programming";
    int length;

    length = strlen(name);

    printf("Length of %s = %d\n",name,length);

    return 0;
}




Output

Length of Programming = 11





Incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function strlen

If we forget to add the string.h header file, we will get the following error.

"incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function strlen"

Solution

#include<string.h>

If we want to use strlen function in our source program, we should include string.h library.

Otherwise, it will throw the above warning message.


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